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Three Words - An Ice Breaker Game for Adults

Which Three Words Best Describe You?


If you had to describe yourself in three words, which three would you choose? You might be surprised how the people around you describe themselves. In a classroom, when you plan to spend the next days, weeks, or months together, this game can help form a team quickly. And it's so simple.

Ideal Size

This is a good exercise for large groups because it’s pretty fast.

Use For

Introductions or an energizer in the classroom or at a meeting.

Time Needed

20 minutes.

Materials Needed



Give your students a minute or two to choose three words they would use to describe themselves. Go around the room, ask participants to introduce themselves and share the three words that best describe them. Allow questions for fun.


Hi, my name is Deb. I would describe myself as curious, kind, and annoying.


None is necessary.

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